(Pil"lar*et) n. A little pillar. [R.] Fuller.
(Pil"lar*ist), n. (Eccl. Hist.) See Stylite.
(||Pil*lau") n. [Per. & Turk. pilau.] An Oriental dish consisting of rice boiled with mutton, fat, or
butter. [Written also pilau.]
(Pilled) a. [See 3rd Pill.] Stripped of hair; scant of hair; bald. [Obs.] "Pilled beard." Chaucer.
(Pilled"-gar"lic) n. See Pilgarlic.
(Pill"er) n. One who pills or plunders. [Obs.]
(Pill"er*y) n.; pl. Pilleries Plunder; pillage. [Obs.] Daniel.
(Pil"lion) n. [Ir. pillin, pilliun fr. Ir. & Gael. pill, peall, a skin or hide, prob. fr. L. pellis. See
Pell, n., Fell skin.] A panel or cushion saddle; the under pad or cushion of saddle; esp., a pad or cushion
put on behind a man's saddle, on which a woman may ride.
His [a soldier's] shank pillion without stirrups.Spenser.
(Pil"lo*rize) v. t. To set in, or punish with, the pillory; to pillory. [R.]
(Pil"lo*ry) n.; pl. Pillories [F. pilori; cf. Pr. espitlori, LL. piloricum, pilloricum, pellericum,
pellorium, pilorium, spilorium; perhaps from a derivative of L. speculari to look around, observe. Cf.
Speculate.] A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head
and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it. Shak.
(Pil"lo*ry), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pilloried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillorying.] [Cf. F. pilorier.]
1. To set in, or punish with, the pillory. "Hungering for Puritans to pillory." Macaulay.
2. Figuratively, to expose to public scorn. Gladstone.
(Pil"low) n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.]
1. Anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with
feathers, down, hair, or other soft material.
[Resty sloth] finds the down pillow hard.Shak.
2. (Mach.) A piece of metal or wood, forming a support to equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block.
3. (Naut.) A block under the inner end of a bowsprit.
4. A kind of plain, coarse fustian.
Lace pillow, a cushion used in making hand- wrought lace. Pillow bier [OE. pilwebere; cf. LG.
büre a pillowcase], a pillowcase; pillow slip. [Obs.] Chaucer. Pillow block (Mach.), a block, or
standard, for supporting a journal, as of a shaft. It is usually bolted to the frame or foundation of a machine,
and is often furnished with journal boxes, and a movable cover, or cap, for tightening the bearings by
means of bolts; called also pillar block, or plumber block. Pillow lace, handmade lace wrought
with bobbins upon a lace pillow. Pillow of a plow, a crosspiece of wood which serves to raise or
lower the beam. Pillow sham, an ornamental covering laid over a pillow when not in use. Pillow
slip, a pillowcase.